Gosau - Moments of Bliss
A warm welcome to the Gosau Valley!
The yawning high valley seems to be far from any large metropolis, and yet it was densely populated millions of years ago. The imposing Gosau Ridge-mountain ridge, whose rugged scenery dominates the valley, was once namely a coral reef which rose out of the primordial ocean Tethys. In the Gosau valley, one can find one of Austria’s best-known and most-loved scenes: At the head of the valley, at the feet of the Gosau Ridge, lies Lake Gosau. By calm waters, the lake reveals the reflection of the Dachstein Glacier and the highest peak of Austria, the Hoher Dachstein. Spend an exciting holiday among mountains and lakes with events and culture along with a lot of nature in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. We look forward to your visit!
Discover Gosau in Spring, Summer and Autumn
Excursion planner through the World Heritage
There is so much to discover in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Old mines, mighty cave worlds or spectacular glaciers at romantic lakes - a paradise for cultural- and nature lovers.
» Excursion planner through the World Heritage
The Nature and Mountain Adventure World offers many exciting adventures with plenty of things to explore and lots of exercise. And the kids will not be the only ones standing in awe at the Adventure World of Koppenbrüller Cave.
» Family events
Hike with musical entertainment to the Zwieselalm and the huts
We start with a folk music brunch at the hut "Gablonzerhütte", moderated by Peter Gillesberger. High-profile and well-known folk music groups play for hikers but also for the radio brunch "Wann i a Musi hör"!
» Hike with musical entertainment to the Zwieselalm and the huts
Midsummer Festival on the Zwieselalm in Gosau
Saturday, 17th of June 2017 : With Non-stop cable car service, live music at the Gablonzer Hütte and the Breininghütte, food and drinks and music at the solstice fire and much more…
» Solstice fires on the Zwieselalm in Gosau
Hiking with Betty in the Gosau Valley
Natural spectacle “Löckermoos” in Gosau
With the slow train to the raised bog. Weekly "Guided walks" from June to October, with the popular hiking guide Betty. Not to be missed! We enjoy the view of the stunning mountain panorama of the Gosaukamm and a break at a rustic mountain hut.
» Natural spectacle “Löckermoos” in Gosau
Guided hike 'Kasraos' on the Zwieselalm in Gosau
The walk to the Zwieselalm starts with magnificent views of the Dachstein peak and the surrounding mountains. From here, it’s on to the traditional Rottenhofhütte. Here different cheeses are made in summer
» Guided hike 'Kasraos' on the Zwieselalm in Gosau
Tour to the “Indianerkopf” (Indian head)
High alpine hike. Approximately 6 hours. With a stop at the Goisererhütte. Only for experienced mountaineers!
» Hiking with Betty: Tour to the “Indianerkopf” (Indian head)
Adventure holidays around Lake Gosau
Rock climbing has become very popular in region Dachstein-Salzkammergut over the last number of years. And no wonder – there thousands of cliffs, bluffs and crags for climbers to test their skills.
» Rock Climbing
The Gosau Lake Experience
Breath-taking glacial views, rustic alpine huts, challenging fixed-rope climbing routes, sensational water settings—a travel destination with endless possibilities!
» The Gosau Lake Experience
Dachstein West Hiking World
Here where skiers come to put their carving skills to the test in Winter, the gently rolling green meadows and mountain ridges offer fantastic views – the perfect place to enjoy a walk.
» Dachstein West Hiking World
Hiking around Lake Gosau
Hiking in Gosau- a very special treat! Here you will find the most beautiful hiking trails, the most popular mountain huts and Alpine pastures, impressive landscapes, guided tours and numerous insider tips about in and around the Lake Hallstatt area.
» In Gosau
Canyoning around Lake Gosau
Sometimes wild, sometimes picturesque - definitely natural! Beautiful gorges & canyons and many new experiences and adventures await you while canyoning in the World Heritage.
Unforgettable nights in the mountains
Why not combine an unforgettable hiking tour with a cosy night in a romantic mountain hut? Yes, why not indeed! Forego all the frills and get back to nature - to the simple life!
» Colourful light shows
Mountain Huts and Alpine
Fancy a glass of wonderfully fresh milk, accompanied by freshly baked farmhouse bread with bacon or fresh alpine cheese. Here you will find the most beautiful Alpine pastures, in the World Heritage region, for your family hike or Alpine pasture excursion.
» Mountain Huts and Alpine
Service & Information
Tourist information Gosau
nformative brochures and catalogues with great offers for any time of year can be sent to you quickly and at no obligation. We look forward to your call and will be happy to give you advice and further information personally with News from the Dachstein Salzkammergut-region.
» Tourist Office Gosau
Salzkammergut Experience Ticket
Save up to 30% off regular rates with public transportation, with shipping and boating opportunities, mountain railways and uphill facilities, salt mines, ice caves & caverns, museums, swimming opportunities as well as with various recreational facilities and activities
» The Salzkammergut Erlebnis-Card: Why pay more…?
Information - Anything you want to know – at a glance
Whether you plan on staying in the Dachstein Salzkammergut region for several days or a mere few hours, whether you travel by yourself or with friends and family – we supply detailed information for your visit in the Dachstein Salzkammergut region.
Winter holiday in the Gosau valley: A fairytale in white
Torch-lit hike through the Gosau Valley
Winter evenings are incredibly beautiful in the World Heritage Region. Every week the beloved Gosau hiking guide Betty invites guests to enjoy a romantic torch-lit hike. What an unforgettable winter experience!
» Torch-lit hike through the Gosau Valley
Husky Spirit – Sledge dog rides in Gosau
An adventure of a lifetime. With Musher and a team of dogs through the snow-covered Gosau valley. Pure freedom. At every meter. Unforgettable!
» Husky Spirit – Sledge dog rides in Gosau
Cross-country skiing in Gosau
When the snow glistens in the sun and the sky is blue – then it is time to get your cross-country skis on. Discover the most beautiful cross county tours and trails in the Gosau valley.
» Cross-country skiing in Gosau
Overview of ski rental stores
You want a straightforward winter sports holiday without tons of luggage? Or spice up your own equipment with a technical highlight? Our ski rental stores offer advice and services to help get you on the run.
» Overview of ski rental stores: Service & Support to get you on the run!
Fly high in winter
Over the last few years, ice climbing has developed into a winter hit. “Low temperature sport climbers” will also find what they are looking for in Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt.
» Ice climbing in Bad Goisern – An ice cold adventure
Floodlit skiing in Gosau
An wonderful experience for every skier! The ski-region of Dachstein West in Gosau offers a diversity of different attraktions. One highlight is certainly
» Floodlit skiing in Gosau
Free Ski bus shuttle
Stress-free skiing - Travel with the free ski bus. This makes snowboarding and skiing even more fun and saves cash in the UNESCO World Herotage of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut!
» Let us take you to the ski piste for free
Dive into the snow
The best way to conclude an exhilarating winter day after skiing on the white slopes is to visit the Gosau swimming pool also worth a visit at any time.
» Gosau Indoor Pool - Bathing pleasure after skiing fun
Guided winter hiking panorama tour
Deep blue skies, trees looking as if they have been wrapped in cotton wool, the snow crunching under your boots - Winter Hiking in Gosau can be so beautiful.
» Guided winter hiking panorama tour in Gosau
History & World Heritage
Since living memory it was the salt which provided the wealth for the Inner Salzkammergut. The salt is the basis for the typical ancient customs and interesting cultural peculiarities.
» UNESCO World Heritage region
Heritage Museum - A journey through time!
Discover your own personal Hallstatt period on a journey through history - from the Stone Age to the present day in the World Heritage Museum Hallstatt. History does not get any more exciting - come with us!
» World Heritage Museum Hallstatt